Brama dussumieri Cuvier, 1831
Lesser bream
Brama dussumieri
photo by Cambraia Duarte, P.M.N. (c)ImagDOP

Family:  Bramidae (Pomfrets)
Max. size:  22.5 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  pelagic-neritic; marine; depth range 1 - 300 m, oceanodromous
Distribution:  Circumtropical. Western Indian Ocean: East Africa to India, between the Equator and 10°S, Mozambique Channel, Seychelles, and Madagascar. Eastern Indian Ocean: Indonesia (Ref. 5978) and Western Australia (Ref. 49596). Western Atlantic: Florida and northern Gulf of Mexico in USA to Brazil (Ref. 7251). Eastern Atlantic: 20°N to 20°S (Ref. 4936). Eastern Pacific: Guatemala to Peru (Ref. 9282) and Chile (Ref. 27363).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 32-35; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 25-28; Vertebrae: 39-43. Pectoral fins situated relatively low on body in juveniles. The distance between the base of the lowermost pectoral ray and the pelvic fin insertion less than 42% of head length (Ref. 559).
Biology:  Found near the edge of the continental shelf. Appears to spawn all year-round. Marketed fresh, and eaten fried.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 04 February 2009 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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